heart shaped Baron Bigod cheese

Thursday 11 February 2021

Cheesemaker Chat: Valentine's catch up with Fen Farm Dairy

In the first of a series of 'Cheesemaker Chats' I wanted to share recent news from Fen Farm Dairy here in Suffolk, where Jonny Crickmore and his team make brie-style Baron Bigod.

Bring on the bagpipes: wine pairings for your Burn's Night cheeseboard

Thursday 21 January 2021

Bring on the bagpipes: wine pairings for your Burn's Night cheeseboard

We suggest a trio of exceptional Scottish cheeses as an alternative Burn's Night feast, accompanied by a wee dram of single malt whisky or these delicious wine pairings from Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover.

Wine Pairings for December's Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Wine Pairings for December's Cheesemonger's Special Selection

We have chosen to end the tumultuous year of 2020 with a reassuringly classic Cheesemonger's Special Selection of fine English cheeses, showcasing this country's cheese-making heritage.

A melted cheese feast: how to bake and enjoy Vacherin Mont D'Or

Thursday 19 November 2020

A melted cheese feast: how to bake and enjoy Vacherin Mont D'Or

It's always a memorable day each autumn when seasonal Vacherin Mont D'Or returns to the Slate wall of cheese. This luxurious cheese is an exceptional addition to any cheese board but we love it baked in the oven for an instant, indulgent fondue.

St. Helena: a new discovery for the wall of cheese

Thursday 5 November 2020

St. Helena: a new discovery for the wall of cheese

Recently Clare caught up with Blake to learn more about St. Helena, and how this Australian from Byron Bay comes to be making cheese on the Waveney fenlands of north Suffolk.

Wine and cheese on a board

Thursday 29 October 2020

Grand matches for the Slate wall of cheese

A trip across The Channel may be tricky at the moment but enjoying a glass of Domaine du Grand Mayne wine can bring flavours of their French vineyard to your cheese board. Recently I was delighted to receive a mixed case of Grand Mayne wine to enjoy with some British favourites from our Slate wall of cheese.

Wine and cheese

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Wine pairings for our October Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Our October trio brings a celebration of autumn to your cheese board, with a selection of cheeses that evokes the colours, tastes and sounds of the new season: vibrant pumpkin orange, earthy mushroom flavours and crunchy leaves underfoot!

Wine pairings for our September Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Wine pairings for our September Cheesemonger's Special Selection

Our September Cheesemonger's Special Selection is a classic trio of British artisan cheese, offering balance, textures and cheese styles. Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, has pairing suggestions for each one to best enhance its unique qualities.

Wine matches for our August trio

Thursday 20 August 2020

Europe on your cheeseboard: wine matches for our August trio

With all the new quarantine rules, possibility of travel to Europe feels like it's fading fast. Instead, bring a taste of Alpine mountains and Mediterranean sunshine to your cheese board with our August Cheesemonger's Special Selection. In this blog we are delighted to share with you pairing suggestions chosen to enhance the beautiful flavours of these European favourites.

Chalk and cheese: wine pairings for our July trio of East Anglian favourites

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Chalk and cheese: wine pairings for our July trio of East Anglian favourites

With holidays abroad a little trickier than usual, this month we are celebrating staycations by the Suffolk seaside with three of our favourite East Anglian cheeses, all with a Continental twist. Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, has the perfect wines matches for these local cheeses made to a French-inspired recipe.

Cheese and wine

Thursday 11 June 2020

Keeping it British with wine matches for our 'Territorials' trio

Our wine partner, Katie Goodchild dipWSET, Suffolk-based wine expert and cheese lover, has been nibbling through the June Cheesemonger's Selection which showcases three of our favourite British 'Territorial' cheeses.

Got Milk Fund campaign

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Do cry over spilt milk

Throughout the current crisis caused by COVID-19, here at Slate we have been keen to play our part in supporting Britain's small cheese makers and dairy farmers. We have been championing the incredible cheeses made across Britain and promoting the flow of artisan cheese from farms to you, the nation's cheese lovers. However as lockdown lingers on, it's time to do more.